Woman arrested after dropping baby

Woman arrested after dropping baby

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Jackson county woman was arrested after sheriff's deputies said she dropped her baby while she was reportedly high on drugs.

Melody Lane, 20, of Bradford now faces a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to an incident report from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, a deputy responded to a home in the 4800-block of Jackson 1 in Bradford Tuesday.

The homeowners, Lane's grandparents, told police Lane came into the home high on methamphetamine.

They said she came into their bedroom naked and almost stepped on her 8-month-old son who was lying on the floor on a blanket.

The report stated during the visit the deputy saw Lane jerk up the baby, almost dropping him on her way to another room.

The grandparents also confirmed Lane had previously dropped the baby and left a pump knot on the child's head before the deputy arrived.

The report stated during an interview with the deputy, Lane kept attempting to speak to her 4-year-old daughter who was asleep in another room of the house.

He noted that Lane was so shaky that she could not "hold a glass of water without spilling it everywhere."

The deputy also said that Lane was topless during the interview and refused to put on a shirt, claiming she already had one on.

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